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MASTER OF TUNBRIDGE SCHOOL, AVD LATT FELLOW OT
jons's COLLEGE, OXFORD.
PRINTED FOR J. MAWMAN, POULTRY ;
GILLET, PRINTER, SALISBURY-SQUARE.
CLVI. On a Method of Study, writtten by Joachimus
MORAL AND LITERARY.
NO. CXIX.THE FOLLY OF BRINGING UP CHILDREN
TO A LEARNED PROFESSION, WITHOUT THE PRO.
BABILITY OF PROVIDING THEM WITH A COMPE
THAT admiration is the effect of ignorance, is a truth universally confessed; and nothing so for cibly excites the wonder of the illiterate plebeian, as the character of profound erudition.
Dazzled by the splendor of literary honours, many an honest parent has prevented his son from acquiring a fortune behind the counter, to see him starve in a pulpit.
These reflections were occasioned by meeting an old friend at a coffee-house one evening last week. His looks were meagre, his dress shabby, and he sufficiently apologized for the rustiness of his coat, by the following narrative.
“ My father," said he, after some preliminary conversation, “ was a shoemaker of tolerable busi. “ ness in London; a very honest man, and very much VOL. III.